Happily married father of three young sons.
Teacher of guitar, ukulele and bass and performer and session / freelance musician, lead guitar at Harmony church music team. Other (non-church) performance groups are small with a duo as the basis and can be extended if and when required to full blown band.
Last 5 years I have grown more and more an appreciation for the acoustic guitar in all forms. For me personally, raised a jazz guitar player with a pick, master classes with Joe Pass planted a seed for finger style yet I also played a lot with gypsies in the Netherlands which sort of implies using a pick. So I a at a point in my life now where the pick is still the first choice but more and more I find myself leaving it and playing finger style both acoustic and electric.
Most concerts are solo (jazz) guitar or a singer guitar duo/trio.
Students vary in age from six to sixty-two and cover a wide range of styles. Some of my former students have found their ways into the well know music schools i the world or have thriving careers as a musician/ mentor themselves.
- Carlos Santana , Steve Vai
- Joe Pass, Django Reinhardt, Stochelo Rosenberg, Jimmy and Doug Raney, Emily
Remler, George Benson, Wes Montgommery
- Paco de Lucia, Ruben Diaz (the ultimate mentor)
- Sean Feucht (song writer)
- Tommy Emmanuel
and many others
My Guitars & Gear
Luna Trinity Dreadnought, Yamaha FGX 412C VS, La Patrie Etude, Ibanez G5 ECE -AM, Aria Pro II Jazz Guitar, Ibanez Artist semi-acoustic, Ibanez RG custom made, Luna MO CDR concert ukulele, Ashton Bass Line Six Spider IV, Laney Acoustic Guitar Amp, Sessionette 75. Boss RDD 20,